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Office drawings

Ben Sendy-Smithers

Side Gallery
4 Sep 2015–26 Sep 2015
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

Ben Sendy-Smithers recently had a temporary office job. That isn’t usual for him.

When making notes in order to better understand, inform and dictate the various tasks at hand, Sendy-Smithers was struck by the possible poetics of fragmented information removed from it’s original context and read by an audience from a generally different area of aptitudes.

Drawing as a physical imprint of ideas functions differently artistically to how it does in a more utilitarian sense. As the notes were taken as “mere” steps towards completing the actual assignment, they existed in a space where they could be seen to be somewhat free from their real life obligations, this body of work  exalts that aspect and takes it further by removing itself from a context where they may have been more easily readable as what they were.

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